Alvernia offers Real-World Learning Awards to financially assist students for a variety of experiential opportunities, without reducing the amount of financial aid a student already has been awarded.

 

Launched in 2016, these competitive awards of up to $2,000 per experience support student participation in:

  • Internships (to help with travel or living expenses when the internship is away from Alvernia or from a student's home)
  • Study Away Experiences (such as a study abroad program or a domestic experience like The Washington Center)
  • Alternative Breaks (to defray the extra costs of participation for a first-time participant)
  • Undergraduate research (for non SURF participants)


Applications will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including academic performance, extra/co-curricular involvement at Alvernia, and the degrees to which the proposed experiences will add to a student's progress toward fulfilling our mutual mission to become:

 

"Broadly educated, life-long learners; Reflective professionals and engaged citizens; And ethical leaders with moral courage."

 

All students are welcome to apply.  With limited funds available, students will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and priority will be given to students that have not accessed this fund before.

Real World Learning Awards
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the start of the experience.
Questions?
Please contact us at 610-790-1925 or by e-mail at holleran.center@alvernia.edu.

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